Political Journalist. @InsideElections Contributing Reporter & Analyst. 2 Emmys, 1 Peabody, 30 presidential debates & 17 yrs at CNN. Occasional theater reviewer

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Biography

Robert Yoon is a political journalist specializing in elections, debates, campaign finance, voting procedures, and the presidential nomination process. As CNN’s Director of Political Research, he covered five presidential campaign cycles and helped prepare eight different moderators for 30 presid...

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Aug 15, 2017

American anti-Hitler / anti-Nazi buttons from the 1940s. (On display at the excellent Virginia War Museum in Newport News, Virginia) https://t.co/qMOv6uM5kV

Aug 14, 2017

I hope a TV network had the foresight to book Bonnie Tyler as a Total Eclipse Analyst. #Eclipse2017 @BonnieTOfficial  https://youtu.be/lcOxhH8N3Bo 

Aug 14, 2017

President Truman announced Japan's unconditional surrender on this day in 1945, ending WWII https://t.co/L2WyGHlRZN

Aug 13, 2017

A few days later, Reagan did issue a strong denunciation of the election violence perpetrated by the Marcos regime. 2/2

Aug 13, 2017

Trump "many sides" comment reminiscent of 1986 Reagan remark blaming Philippines election fraud on "both sides." 1/2 https://t.co/K7woXb1xQ8 https://t.co/JofpJXkDA3

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started my journalism career at CNN in essentially the same job I have now. I'm either very lucky or very unimaginative.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Usually to fill out pre-printed forms. I hated trying to line up the letters with the lines but loved all the cool noises they made

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Mike Donovan & Tony Leonetti from the original "V"

Emmy Award

2013 - "Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story — Long-Form"
For contributions to CNN's 2012 Election Night coverage -- "Election Night in America"

Emmy Award

2007 - "Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story — Long-Form"
For contributions to CNN's 2006 Election Night coverage -- "America Votes 2006"